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Hi, New to film A few tips please.

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ZoneV Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2005
Wed 30-May-12 03:17 AM | edited Wed 30-May-12 03:18 AM by ZoneV

99% of negative film indeed gets scanned and printed ususally via a photographic printer that exposes the paper using lasers instead of light. Same principle though as the traditional way. Same chemicals are used. For making your best prints, you can scan yourself and then have the file printed.

As far as film types:

-If you want to do landscape, nature, or buildings, I'd recommend slide film. For finest detail and bold color, Fuji Velvia 50. There are also three ISO 100 Fuji slide films you can try: Provia 100F, Velvia 100, and Velvia 100F. Finally, there is Provia 400F for when you need faster film. Kodak no longer makes slide film, but it is still shipping to stores as of now and still very much fresh.

-Color negative for all other color work seems to work well. Standouts are the Kodak Ektar 100, and the Portra films (160, 400, and 800).

-Black and white film for when you want to be creative and eliminate color. There are tons of types available, But I'd stick with Kodak, Ilford, or Fuji for now since they have the best quality control.

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